Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Shattered Winter’s Night

Shattered Winter’s Night

Samantha Ysaguirre, Contributor November 22, 2022

You awake in the snow at first sight of the mirrored moon Only to see a reflection of what you have become I cannot imagine myself, but I know I have changed, and not for the better. Despite how...

Betrayal

Betrayal

Luna Infante, Contributor November 15, 2022

I tilted my head up, thanked the universe for you   Thanked it For your smile For your love For your selflessness For your friendship For your greatness   I tilted...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

you have to be able to do that for yourself

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2022

you can rest now you can rest now for the sake of your long lost sanity feel held by your own warmth  and be solaced by gentle conversations with your wounded conscience    let compassion...

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Rehearsal

Rand Whitfield, Contributing Writer April 19, 2022

Chilling, sterile, recycled air enveloping me like a thin blanket on a wintery night. Bright, cold, hospitalic hallway ... it It didn't seem this cold before. It wasn't this cold before. It...

Liars in Love (a poem)

Liars in Love (a poem)

Kennedy Bustos, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

You’ve made a hypocrite of me, you know.  You’ve made me a liar. All the things I never believed in,  are now the things I hold closest to my heart — and it’s you,  it’s you. You’re...

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And Lived Happily Ever After (Ballade)

Rand Whitfield, Staff Writer March 22, 2022

Once upon a time, An entropic void diverged To create a world, sublime, On which a great people emerged. Their numbers and empires surged, Their expansion growing ever faster. To every...

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The Fairy Tale That I Deserve

Rand Whitfield, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

Why can’t I cry anymore?   I used to be able to.  I used to weep as I passed through The double-door threshold of Middle school, charging into waters Much better charted than those...

A toxic relationship with time (a poem)

A toxic relationship with time (a poem)

Kennedy Bustos, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

Time warps and wraps around my body, gripping my neck and catching my breath with reckless cruelty.   Time slides and slithers down my spine, curling its way around...

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Paisano Poets

Ashley Ridoutt, Contributing Writer September 8, 2020

As a former, attention-seeking, young girl, I learned that intelligence induces a gold star, Impressive physical feats are followed with an ice cream swirl, And helping others prompted a prize...

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Paisano Poets

Leslie Hicks , UTSA History Professor and Paisano Alumna April 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO Dear Dad – Thank you for teaching us how to live through Coronavirus / COVID-19 in 2020. You did not know in the 1970s that you were instructing us, oblivious Baby Boomers that we were. Some...

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Paisano Poets

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator February 19, 2020

shared color of blood They never forget to ask about the nationality of our grandparents. No importa si son negros, morenos o blancos. Our blood and roots do not change our humanity. Nuestra sangre...

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Paisano Poets

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor February 19, 2020

I’m done writing this I’m going to be fine I’m a millennial I’m outgoing with friends I’m shy in crowds I’m careful I’m careless I’m destructive at times I’m productive at times I’m...

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